The HVAC system in your Florida home is a crucial element in keeping you and your family comfortable. However, it is also an investment – and one that should last you for many years to come. If you want to get the most from your air conditioner, then it is important to make sure that you have it serviced at least once per year. The cost of this preventative maintenance may be a bit of an inconvenience, but it could save you thousands in the long run.
One of the most important reasons to schedule preventative maintenance for your HVAC system has to do with keeping things clean. You can change the filter, and you can clean the debris away from the outdoor unit, but deep cleaning should only be attempted and performed by a professional. Ensuring that everything is kept clean (outdoor or indoor coils as well drain lines) will in turn ensure that your unit is operating at peak efficiency. This not only keeps you more comfortable, but it also saves you money on your utility bills and increases the longevity of your system. Your ducts should also be kept clean and free of debris in order to stop any potential restriction of airflow.
Your HVAC system is comprised of many moving parts, and just like any other machine with moving parts, it must be well-lubricated in order to run smoothly and efficiently. As such, your annual maintenance includes lubrication of all moving parts. What’s more, the technician will also visually inspect the components that make up your air conditioner for things like rust, mold, and mildew. Finally, your tune-up will include an inspection for possible refrigerant leaks which are not only harmful to the environment, but also harmful to your air conditioner since low refrigerant levels can force your air conditioner to work much harder than it should.
Many of the new HVAC systems available on the market today come with extended warranties that can help save you some money in the event that something should go wrong. In many cases, you will need to keep up with the annual maintenance of your unit in order to keep your warranty in good standing. If something should stop working as it should, then you’ll need to be able to provide proof that the unit has been well maintained throughout its lifespan; otherwise, your warranty could be considered null and void. In this case, it is always best to be prepared by scheduling your annual maintenance visits and keeping your receipts in a safe place.
As you can see, preventative maintenance is very important for not only your comfort, but also for the longevity of your HVAC system and your wallet. AND Services is happy to schedule your annual check-up at any time of the year, and we will perform a 21-point inspection that covers cleaning, lubrication, and a general inspection of your entire unit. After all, it’s better to be prepared long before the hot and humid summers for which Tampa is known.